DSU Timeline: 1911-1920

1911

  • The Debating Clubdrew up a constitution and by-laws.

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Above : Football Team | Below : Women's Basketball

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Above : Orchestra | Below : Glee Club

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Webster Society

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Normal Physical Culture Classes in the new Gymnasium

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Mackay Oratorical Contest Program

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Songs and Yells from this time period (click to enlarge)


1912

  • First year of inter-collegiate athletic competition. The men on the teams averaged 140 pounds.
  • Instructors and students from the 1912 Summer School Session. The Lake Madison Chautauqua (pictured below) was in session at that time as well. This gave students the advantage of instruction and entertainment.

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  • "Sylvia" (pictured below) was an operetta that was presented by the Music Department.

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1913

  • The Heating Plant was enlarged and fully equipped at a cost of $12,500. It was located to the north of East Wing.

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Old Heating Plant New Heating Plant

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Above & Below : State Normal Basketball Teams

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Above : Commercial Classroom | Below : Commercial Class

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Above : Orchestra | Below : Webster Society

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Above : Graduating Model School Class | Below : Model School Cooking Class

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1914

  • Chapel Exercises were held at 10:30 every school day, all students were expected to attend. Monday chapel exercises were set aside for the Webster Societyand the Century Society"A" and "B" presentations.

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Normal School Basketball Teams

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Model School 7th/8th Grade Boy's Basketball


1915

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First Year Elementary Students

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Second Year Elementary Students

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Third Year Elementary Students

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Madison State Normal Ad in the 1914-15 Yearbook


1916

  • Athletics was popular among the students partly due to Coach Charles C. Wagner

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Coach Wagner

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Above : 'Strivers' Debate Club | Below : Anemone Staff

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Ad for Girton House

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Football Team

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1917

  • A 120 x 142 Campus Laboratory School (Model School) (later named Eastern Campus School and later renamed Beadle Campus School) was built. It was constructed with dark compressed brick and trimmed in light sandstone. It was a one story building with a basement. The main floor consisted of a teacher training center. The basement was occupied by the Domestic Science and Art Departments along with the lunchroom. It was an excellent laboratory facility for teachers in training.
  • The Athenian Literary Societywas founded October 22, 1917. They met each Wednesday at the usual chapel hour.

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Athenian Literary Society

  • Charles B. Kennedy passed away on August 18, 1917. Mr. Kennedy had deeded 20 acres of land on the north edge of Madison to the school in 1881.

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Southwest Corner of Campus circa 1917

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Faculty Collage circa 1917


1918

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  • Above are the five officers led the Student Christian Association this year. They met on Wednesday evenings and again on Sunday mornings when Dr. Heston led Bible Study.

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Basketball Teams

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Century Societies

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Athenian Literary Society

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'Our School' from the 1918 Yearbook(click to enlarge) Anemone Board

  • At the end of this year, the Y.W.C.Awas organized. This Young Women's Christian Association met weekly.

1919

  • The Teachers' Club was organized by the student teachers of the Normal Training School. The aim was to encourage scholarship and professional spirit among the teachers in training.

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Campus School Classroom

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Above : First Year Elementary Students | Below : Second Year Elementary Students

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Above : First Year Intermediate Students | Below : Second Year Intermediate Students

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Third Year Intermediate Students

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Century Society Athenian Society

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Basketball Teams

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  • Basketball started early because there was no football

1920

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Faculty & Staff ca. 1920